Community Manager

Bedford, Bedfordshire
Competitive salary
02 May 2018
31 May 2018
Nursing Field
Community Care
Job Type

Community Manager 
Palliative Care Hub, St John's Hospice, Bedford 

About Us: 

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care to people facing a life-changing or terminal diagnosis. We do whatever we can to act as a safety net for our patients and their loved ones during the most difficult time of their lives. 

We’re a national charity and with the help of our 11,000 volunteers, 450 shops, our dedicated staff and supporters, we provided over 2.5 million hours of care last year. 

We are now seeking a Community Manager to manage and lead the development of our Palliative Care Hub (Co-ordination Centre) at St John’s Hospice in Bedford. 

St John’s Hospice has a Palliative Care Hub, which provides telephone advice and nursing support to patients and families 24/7. The Palliative Care Hub is innovative and works in partnership with a number of local providers to ensure the best possible co-ordinated palliative care for the people of Bedfordshire. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced manager to help develop our services and Palliative Care Hub clinical team, working closely alongside the clinical leadership team at St John’s Hospice and with our other stakeholders. 

The Benefits: 

- Competitive salary 
- Continuation of NHS Pension 
- Private pension scheme and employee assistance 
- Free eye tests, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and travel ticket loan 
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay 
- Car sacrifice scheme 
- £500 refer a nurse bonus scheme 
- Carer’s leave policy 
- Long service awards 
- Corporate discount scheme with hundreds of retailers and services 
- 25 days’ holiday (rising with service) plus Bank Holidays 
- Option to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday 

This exciting role will see you delivering vital services and co-ordinating healthcare providers at a key point in the care cycle. The right end-of-life care is not only important for the comfort of patients but also provides for the peace of mind for families, loved ones and the bereaved. 

We’ll make sure you are supported to deliver excellence in every area of your role through amazing development opportunities, as well as the chance to gain new skills and utilise your knowledge to help others perform to the best of their ability. 

Many people believe that once you have a life-changing illness there’s little left. We don’t. 

If you agree, come and join the team. 

Your Role: 

As a Community Manager, you will be tasked with leading a team of Nurses in the daily operation of providing clinical care and advice for patients in the local community. You will also be working closely with our colleagues in the Hospitals and Community to ensure seamless and co-ordinated end of life care for those who require our services. 

You’ll work with the team to provide face-to-face palliative care assessments at patients’ homes or places of care within Bedfordshire, promoting a positive, inspirational service that reassures end-of-life patients and their families. 

Working primarily from our Palliative Care Hub based at St John’s, you will triage calls from patients, carers and health professionals and arrange for service providers to respond in a timely manner. 

The Palliative Care Hub is a 24 hour telephone advice and support service run by experienced palliative care nurses. The Hub aims to support patients in the last year of life who are at home, through giving advice or facilitating nursing visits. We strive for improved co-ordination with all our partners through liaison and close working with many professional groups. 

About You: 

To be considered for the post of Community Manager, you will need: 

- To be a Registered Nurse at Band 6 or above with experience in the field of Palliative Care 
- Excellent clinical leadership and management skills/experience 
- Experience of service development and working with a range of stakeholders 
- A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (or being working towards gaining one) 
- Evidence of continual professional development 
- A full, valid driving licence and have access to your own vehicle 

We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Community Manager, Community Lead Nurse, Lead Nurse, Ward Manager, Palliative Care Nurse, Senior Nurse, Registered Nurse, RGN, or Registered General Nurse. 

Please note, the closing date for application is the 28th May 2018. Interviews are scheduled for the 14th June 2018. 

Sue Ryder are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

So, if you are looking to make a real difference as a Community Manager, please apply via the button shown.

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